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William "Bill" Kilcher

William "Bill" Kilcher age 61 of Fredericksburg, IA died of natural causes on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at his home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg with Rev. Mike Christie presiding. Interment will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with the Fredericksburg Fire Department serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Beaner, Matt Hirsch, Jason Ball, and Trish Bean. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. William Bryan Kilcher was born November 8, 1957, in Sumner, IA, the son of William and Helen (Buschman) Kilcher. Bill received his education in Fredericksburg and graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1976. Where he excelled in track and field making it to the state competition and setting several school records. Bill was united in marriage to Colleen Ott on July 21, 1978, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union two children, Ryon and Bobbie were born. The couple later divorced. Bill was introduced to Alice Arens and the couple spent six years together before her passing in 2009. Bill began his career working at Meinerz Creamery in Fredericksburg, where he spent over 25 years working for the company. He operated a side business where he painted interior and exteriors of homes. It would be hard to drive around Fredericksburg and find an area where Bill hadn't painted. Bill began driving truck for Durnan Trucking and was usually tasked with the job of hauling hazardous materials. Bill then began working for Aveka in Fredericksburg, working there for the last several years. Bill enjoyed the outdoors, being an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent time flying model airplanes, enjoying the challenge of taking off and landing the planes while considering the weather elements. He spent 26 years devoted to the Fredericksburg Fire Department, enjoying the camaraderie and the feeling of helping people in need. Bill enjoyed time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Bill is survived by his son, Ryon (Amy) Kilcher of Fredericksburg, IA; daughter, Bobbie (Jon) VanSickle of Fredericksburg, IA; six grandchildren, Davis, Millie and Dawson VanSickle, Eddie, Ivan and Nora Kilcher; brother, Donald Kilcher of Fredericksburg, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents; significant other, Alice Arens in 2009.

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  1. Ryon, Bobbie and families, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. So many memories! Love you! Dena and Zac Palmer

  2. Ryon and Bobbie, we are sorry for you loss, wishing you and your families strength and peace at this difficult time.

  3. Donald, Ryon, Bobbie, and families, So very sorry. We have always enjoyed being around Bill. He could light up a room with his stories of days at school and at the creamery. Sometimes events in our life gets in the way of us being able to fully live our life to the fullest. Dave and Sharon

  4. Our deepest sympathy to the Kilcher family! We are saddened to hear this news! Prayers to you all!

  5. So very sorry for your family’s loss!!! Bill was a great man & always had a smile that was contagious! Cherish all your good memories. Lesa (Wendt) & Roger Venem

  6. Donald, Ryon,Bobbie, and families, Our hearts are heavy. There are no words to ease your pain. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill wasn’t only a neighbor but also our friend. Heaven truly gained someone special Thinking of all of you! Our deepest sympathies . Mary, Kelly,and Kerry

  7. Our hearts are heavy yet our memories are filled with joy! I cry for the loss of a wonderful man, firefighter, customer and most importantly FRIEND! Bill, I will so miss your always infectious smile (sometimes sly lol) no matter rain or shine. You truly made my day when I would see you anywhere. We told each other many times, and I know we both meant it, I LOVE YOU! Please watch over us as you are truly an ANGEL!! Love you Bill and pray for peace for Bobbie, Ryan and family (you know where we are if you need anything) Kim and Daryl Hartson

  8. So sorry for your loss. Bill was a good one who could always bring a smile and a laugh to anyone who knew him. An unforgettable character! We will miss him. Dale & Judy Liddle

  9. We are all so sorry for your loss of Bill! Our thoughts and prayers go out
    to you, Ryon and Amy, Eddie, Ivan, and Nora Kilcher; also, Bobbie and Jon
    VanSickle, Davis, Millie, and Dawson VanSickle, and Donald Kilcher. He will
    be missed but remembered in your hearts! Larry and Darlene

  10. I so enjoyed working with Bill at Beatrice. He had a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to his family at this difficult time.

  11. Donald Ryan Bobbie and Family Sorry to hear about my cousin Bryan he was a great man.Deepest sympathies to your entire family.
    Steve & Carmen Thompson and Family

  12. So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to Bill’s family. Dan & Lisa Zwanziger

  13. William: I never met you but we share the same name. I hope your life was full of joy and unconditional love. I hope you left positive life long memories for your family to cherish and smile. I hope you carried as much pride and respect for your name as I try to do each and every day. I hope I will continue carrying our good name until my last breath in good standing, respect, patriotism, unselfish caring authentic and always smiling. May you Rest In Peace brother, assured that I will not tarnish your good name.

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